The Oracle

‘Prom Boot Camp’ ad gets mixed reaction from teenage girls

Grace Abiera and Kelsey Pogue, staff reporters

May 8, 2012

Filed under Features

Girls will do many things to get in shape. Whether it’s for bikini season or a wedding, body image can become a priority. With prom night right around the corner and high school girls' excitement growing, many wish their waists...

Family-owned businesses create unique atmospheres

Morgan O'Connor, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features

Hackney’s on Harms: cozy and charming Sophomore and junior siblings Atticus and Phoebe Hebson belong to a family which has passed down Hackney’s, a Glenview based restaraunt that has been in operation since1939. “Hackney’s first establishm...

In your wildest dreams

Casey Hamilton and Maggie Kramer, staff reporter, co-asst. web editor

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features

Everyone has dreams, whether they remember them or not, and South students are no exception. The Oracle spoke to various students regarding their experiences with dreams, and what these dreams may say about their lives. All quotes...

Birth control pills used for more than contraception

Madison O'Brien, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features

A dial of color-coded pills sits on the bathroom counter, ready to be taken every morning for one month and then to be refilled again. Each small pocket contains a single tiny pill, yet comes with a heavy name: birth control. Although...

Relay for Life aims to further student involvement

Hailey Hauldren, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features, Top Stories

With help from South’s cancer awareness club, The Cure, Relay For Life will take place June 25 at Gallery Park in the Glen. Relay for Life is sponsored by the American Cancer Society to raise money and awareness to honor those...

National Poetry Month calls for further acknowledgement

Addie Lyon, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features

The month of April is recognized as National Poetry Month, but some South students believe South does not do enough to celebrate it. Freshman Tessa Nesis shared her opinion about the school’s involvement in poetry month. “Poetry...

Color blind students, faculty experience unique perspective

Noor Abdulmassih and Olivia Day, co-asst. web editor, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features

You groan as your alarm clock goes off at 6:30 a.m. You get up, vision blurry, and grab your red electric toothbrush. Next you open the brown doors of your closet to pick from a variety of clothing. You pick blue jeans, a green...

Academy offers students global learning opportunity

Rachel Mann, co-asst. features editor

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features

The Glenbrook Academy of International Studies, also known as The Academy, is a four-year accelerated learning program comprised of students from GBS and GBN, according to Matthew Whipple, Academy director and senior social studies...

Media: how pop-culture shapes our lives

Rachel Mann and Zoe Shancer, asst. features editors

March 22, 2012

Filed under Features, Top Stories

“Think outside the bun.” “Taste the rainbow.” “Just do it.” While these slogans and many others from the media are recognizable by young people, some messages sent from the media have become harmful. Ideas about body...

Teens adjust to newborn siblings

Madison O'Brien and Casey Hamilton, staff reporter, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

Filed under Features

“O-Patch, O-Patch!” begs the giggling toddler. At two years old, junior Chandler Farrell’s younger brother Vinny eagerly stands in the doorway of her room. His sister’s stash of Sour Patch Kids is no secret to him, and...

South’s harassment policy puts student safety first

Noor Abdulmassih, asst. web editor

March 22, 2012

Filed under Features

A wave hello in the hall, extra help in a department office before school or perhaps an email regarding a test are common interactions between teachers and students. A respectful relationship exists between teachers and students...

Arko reflects on early years as refugee

Elisa Kim, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

Filed under Features, Profile

At the end of World War II, Slovenia was taken over by communist forces. Fleeing from the communist take-over, many Slovenians became refugees and left Slovenia to find better shelter. According to dictionary.com, refugees are...

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